Advisory Boards and Commissions

How to apply

If you're interested in any of these opportunities, you can apply now online or request a paper form by calling 503-655-8751 or in person at the Public Services Building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.

Current Recruitments

This committee has opening, which carries a three-year term. Members advise the Board of County Commissioners and county staff on the development and coordination of community involvement programs that promote and enhance public participation.

The committee meets on the third Tuesday of the month in Oregon City. Experience and participation in a community planning organization, hamlet or village is helpful as a majority of the work on this committee is in conjunction with such groups.

The deadline for applications is November 29. For more information, contact Katie Wilson at or 503-655-8552.
Opens : September 05, 2019
Closes : November 29, 2019

Enhanced Law Enforcement Service District Citizen Advisory Committee

Commissioners and Sheriff Craig Roberts are seeking residents to serve for three-year terms on the Enhanced Law Enforcement Service District Citizen Advisory Board.

The eleven member advisory board represents the various geographic and demographic interests of the district. It assists the Sheriff with identifying public expectations for the district, recommending service priorities, and supporting the Sheriff’s Office outreach functions. The committee meets every two months.

The district was approved by voters in the November 1994 general election and became effective July 1, 1995. Its purpose is to increase the level of sheriff’s patrols to meet the increased demand of urban Clackamas County. It serves the residents in unincorporated Clackamas County within the Urban Growth Boundary (as it existed in 1995), as well as the city of Johnson City.

Interested individuals must live within the unincorporated area of Clackamas County and within the Enhanced Law Enforcement District. To find out if you live within the district, please call Sarah Comstock at 503-785-5020. Application deadline is Nov. 7. For more information, contact Sarah Comstock at
Opens : October 10, 2019
Closes : November 14, 2019
This committee has one opening each of which carries a three-year term. In particular, the county is seeking applicants with a background in finance and public library services. The committee participates annually with the Board in receiving and reviewing the Library District budget. The committee participates in budget meetings in the spring and approves the budget and District tax rate each year. The history and other background regarding the Library District can be found on the Clackamas County Library District’s website at Applicants from the District’s service area who are dedicated and committed to public library services are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is November 14. For more information contact Greg Williams, BCS Deputy Director at at 503-742-4399 or
Opens : October 30, 2019
Closes : November 14, 2019
This board has two vacancies each of which carries a 4-year term. Members advise administration and the Board of County Commissioners on matters pertaining to County Parks’ policies, management, development, acquisition, budgets and other significant matters related to park administration. Applicants must be residents of Clackamas County. The PAB meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in Oregon City.

The deadline for applications is November 21. For more information, contact Christina Dannenbring at or 503-742-4663.
Opens : October 30, 2019
Closes : November 21, 2019

This commission currently has two vacancies. The sixteen-member committee provides input and makes recommendations on surface water and wastewater issues to Water Environment Services (WES) and the Board of County Commissioners (BCC).  Additionally, the committee:

  • Provides a forum for coordinating, learning, understanding and gathering input on surface water and wastewater plans, policies, rules and regulations, fees, and projects;
  • Reviews, discusses and makes recommendations on proposed operational and multi-zone capital improvements to the region's surface water and wastewater treatment systems, master plans, investment strategies and capital projects; and
  • Advises on and supports implementation of educational and public engagement strategies on issues relating to wastewater services, bio-solids management, surface water management, watershed health, erosion control and other related topics.
Ideally, members will have experience and/or background in wastewater management, watershed health and restoration, economic development, and/or surface water. Members must reside or work within the WES service area.WES serves the cities of Gladstone, Happy Valley, Johnson City, Milwaukie, Oregon City, West Linn, and the communities of unincorporated Clackamas County.

Committee membership includes:

  • 6 ratepayers from cities in WES service area
  • 2 ratepayers from unincorporated Clackamas County
  • 2 elected officials
  • 2 environmental representatives
  • 2 members of development communities
  • 2 business owners or managers

The following seats on the committee are open for recruitment:

  • 1 business owner or manager
  • 1 ratepayer from unincorporated Clackamas County

The deadline for applications is November 12. For more information, contact Lauren Haney at or 503-742-4591.

Opens : October 17, 2019
Closes : November 12, 2019